Some of those who voted YES had this to say:
• Yes. Making out voice heard in the Indian Parliament is very important for the Naga political issue. We must take this election seriously.
• These days the parliamentary elections are becoming important since the policy in the center is affecting our state. When we do not take it seriously even our elected MP does not take their duties seriously. This trend must change and we must take it seriously.
Some of those who voted NO had this to say:
• No, there is no reason to. We have only one Parliamentary seat in the Lok Sabha. It is better to keep distance from it.
• No. With only one seat in a lower house in Indian Parliament, neither voters nor political parties take so much keenness! It doesn’t matter which candidate or party wins, it won’t have any impact during Government formation in New Delhi!
• No, because traditionally, candidate contesting from the party ruling the state shall obviously win.
• No, but this time irrespective of party affiliations it would be befitting to vote against BJP ally to show our resentment against the demonetization.
• No use for our State as whoever rule the country do not care about our State.
Some of those who voted OTHERS had this to say:
• Nagas have boycotted parliamentary elections in the past in protest against India’s non-recognition of our rights. This must and should continue to be our stand on Indian elections.
• MP of Nagaland is the face of our state in the parliament. We must elect a very capable person who can voice out the issues of our state in the parliament. He or she must make his/her presence felt in the parliament and not a ‘SILENT SPECTATOR’. Nagas must take parliamentary election very seriously and vote.
• What’s the point when our MPs avoid important bill meetings just to grace events here and there.
• Very very sad! Money talks in Nagaland!